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Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013 12:01 am

Opponents look to delay approval of regulations

 Illinois is preparing to allow the use of a controversial method of extracting oil and natural gas, but environmentalists are hoping to delay the official go-ahead from state regulators while pu...
Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013 12:01 am

Boy gets star’s Stetson

 There is no bigger fan of Brad Paisley in Springfield than 7-year-old Timmy Lynch.Who else donned a cowboy hat and Wranglers on Halloween to go trick-or-treating as one the biggest stars in coun...
Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013 12:01 am
With same-sex marriage becoming law in Illinois on June 1, 2014, LGBT folks in Illinois have had a good year. But a recent report from the Human Rights Campaign shows plenty of work remains to be done...
Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013 12:01 am
Winter seems to have come early this year, which means higher heating bills and less money for the holidays. City Water, Light and Power offers a way to help those in need through its Project Relief p...
Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013 12:01 am
Curses, foiled againAssistant manager Ariel Sinclair, 23, stole nearly $6,000 from a drug store’s lottery machine after using its fingerprint-recognition feature to unlock it, according to police in...
Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013 12:01 am

Pension board travels the nation

 Hawaii. Las Vegas. Miami. San Francisco.Members of the Springfield Police Pension Board have a penchant for traveling, with the tab reaching into the six figures since 2007. State regulators rai...
Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013 12:01 am
 A state law aimed at helping municipalities deal with abandoned houses has generated nearly $4 million by taxing banks that foreclose on homes, but the slice of that pie available for Springfiel...
Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013 12:01 am
Curses, foiled againInvestigators concluded that Lucas Burke, 21, and Ethan Keeler, 20, broke into a landscaping business in Hopkinton, N.H., and tried to open a locked safe with an acetylene cutting ...
Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013 04:21 pm
 The Sangamon County sheriff’s office has taken a report on an alleged violation of the state Open Meetings Act by Springfield Mayor Mike Houston and the city council.The complainant is me, but...
Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013 01:01 am
 The Springfield rail consolidation project is all but official, and engineers recently revealed the first glimpse of what it will look like. Hanson Professional Services of Springfield, which is...

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